Lunar Eclipse

I love astronomy. I get that from my mother. She has a love of science. I remember the big telescope daddy got her one year. We used to sit out on the front porch and look at the sky.

Last night was a lunar eclipse. I had a clear sky after an earlier snowfall. I wrapped up in a blanket, had a mug of hot chocolate and watched the moon turn a shadowy pink then red. Gorgeous.

A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the moon passes through some portion of the Earth’s shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, the Moon is always full the night of a lunar eclipse. (pulled from Wikipedia)

I had little flakes of snow, a light crisp wind and the sounds of the neighbors children squealing over the moon changing. Science is fun. I hope children and adults everywhere took some time last night to enjoy some of it.